New data on facultative paedomorphism of the smooth newt, Lissotriton vulgaris, in Western Anatolia, Turkey

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Çiçek, K, Ayaz, D
Journal:Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume:26
Issue:1
Date Published:2011
ISBN Number:0270-5060
Keywords:Meleagris, Meleagris gallopavo, Phasianidae
Abstract:During a monitoring survey of the amphibians and reptiles in Lake Sülüklü (Manisa, Turkey) in the spring of 2010, we found that the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) population was composed of partially paedomorphic individuals. During the study, 146 aquatic individuals (56 males, 90 females) were captured and marked. Of these individuals, 27 (seven males, 20 females) were paedomorphic. The population size in Lake Sülüklü was calculated as 305 (SE?=?20.72, range?=?270?351). According to these data, it was calculated that about 18.5% (56 individuals) of the population consisted of paedomorphic individuals.During a monitoring survey of the amphibians and reptiles in Lake Sülüklü (Manisa, Turkey) in the spring of 2010, we found that the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) population was composed of partially paedomorphic individuals. During the study, 146 aquatic individuals (56 males, 90 females) were captured and marked. Of these individuals, 27 (seven males, 20 females) were paedomorphic. The population size in Lake Sülüklü was calculated as 305 (SE?=?20.72, range?=?270?351). According to these data, it was calculated that about 18.5% (56 individuals) of the population consisted of paedomorphic individuals.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2011.553924
Short Title:Journal of Freshwater Ecology
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